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McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON SET THE 11TH FASTEST LAPS IN PRACTICE FOR THE PEAK ANTIFREEZE & MOTOR OIL INDY GRAND PRIX WHILE HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL WAS 21ST Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "We brought out our...

McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON SET THE 11TH FASTEST LAPS IN PRACTICE FOR THE PEAK ANTIFREEZE & MOTOR OIL INDY GRAND PRIX WHILE HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL WAS 21ST

Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "We brought out our new car -- new to us anyway -- today. For some reason my seat didn't fit as well in this chassis so we spent some time making some modifications for that and now it is much more comfortable. The chassis was previously used by Jon Herb and had been sitting in the shop for a few months being built when there were a few extra hours available, which wasn't often. Other than that we just spent the day working on the setups and are about where we thought we would be performance wise. It would be nice for us to be a little bit closer to the front but we'll study the data tonight. Not only did we not race here last year but everyone tested here last week so we knew we would have our work cut out for us here. We didn't get to come here because we were still building this car. We thought we had been making improvements but these other guys weren't standing still either. We've got more work to do to try and get the McDonald's car to fell a bit better and see if we can do what we did at Mid-Ohio and sneak it up there and keep scraping through the qualifying rounds and make it to the final six. I think this is a great track, very challenging. It is a lot of fun to drive, demanding and technical."

Graham Rahal, No. 06 Hole in the Wall Camps Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "It would have been nice to test here but unfortunately we didn't do that because we have more ground to make up ovals and tested in Chicago. It's an uphill battle for us to catch up to all of the people who did. This is a cool place; if the car is good it's got to be a lot of fun."

-credit: nhlr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Jon Herb , Graham Rahal